ACES Program

The Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program

NEW Solutions is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service  to provide ACES enrollees who are experienced workers 55 years and older, to assist with technical services for conservation related programs and authorities carried out on National Forest Service (NFS) land. The U.S. Forest Service ACES Program was authorized by Congress with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (PL 113-079).

To start your own ACES Program at your forest or office, contact Sandy Skrien, Manager, Forest Service ACES Programs at We will consult with you on the best way to get experienced workers working for you.

To search open positions with the U.S. Forest Service ACES Program click here

Click here to read about Consultant, Becki Heath, in the Old Smokey’s Spring 2022 Newsletter. 

About the Forest Service

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.